Last week, I ordered our 2013 holiday cards — yes, I was pretty proud of myself for being so on-top of it this year 🙂
We’re actually sending out Thanksgiving cards since that’s my favorite holiday of the year — so I did have an extra incentive to be “on the ball” in order to get the cards sent and delivered before Thanksgiving Day (which just so happens to be one month from today!)
I’ll definitely be sharing our card on the blog in a few weeks, however; the process of ordering our cards got me thinking about all our addresses… and my teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy address book.
You would think that because I work on the computer all day long, because my iPhone comes with me where ever I go, and because I hate paper clutter that I would have figured out a way to create a digital address book by now… but you would be wrong. I absolutely LOVE my old-fashioned paper address book! I DO anticipate going digital with our addresses at some point, but even then, I think I’ll alway keep my little address book tucked in our office cabinet.
It’s just so convenient for me to flip through the alphabetical index to the person’s last name and quickly find the information I’m looking for — even if my computer isn’t turned on and even if my phone is in my purse on the other side of the house.
There is just something about having the addresses written right there in front of me that I like — and I’m honestly not sure why. But at this point in my life, the address book is working for me — and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Right!
Since I work from home and am almost always within a few steps of my office cabinets, I always have access to my address book. So in my opinion, the only major downside to having a paper address book with written addresses is if people move or their names change.
For this reason, I write most my addresses in pencil for easy changes and alterations.
I realize there are many MANY ways of organizing addresses — so I’d love to know…